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Ockenden Manor Restaurant

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Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield RH17 5LD, England
+44 1444 416111
08:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:00
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Firstly, the food was fantastic. Each course as good as the last and of a standard you'd expect from a michelin starred restaurant. Along with the amuse bouche and the freshly made bread, we thoroughly enjoyed the food. The restaurant itself is pleasant enough, although old fashioned and the service was impeccable. Being seated by the window was a bonus... More 

Thank Adambrig
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Six of us visited for a celebratory birthday lunch. It was our first visit and we were all impressed with the place and especially the wonderful food. Everything was presented beautifully and tasted amazing. It wasn't too busy and the staff were delightful. It is an expensive restaurant but there was a 25% discount which made it more reasonable. One... More 

London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my go to restaurant in Sussex if I'm fed up eating in so-called gastropubs or I want to stop off on any London to Brighton car or bike run. Close to Brighton (although you'll need a car as the nearest station is 15 minutes away). Cuckfield itself has been transformed recently with the addition of some really good... More 

Thank Richard W
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner with my wife and a friend the other evening. The bar for pre-dinner drinks is very pleasant and comfortable but the dining room is now modern and soulless. It used to be in an old panelled room which was far nicer. We were served a nice deep fried cod ball and a less nice cold fish thing on... More 

Thank cccustard
Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How can you justify £16 for a glass of wine which was actually quite average tasting? The food was ok nothing special but the service was slow and simply not good. Could the reception staff try to be a little more welcoming, perhaps even crack a smile? The bread was the only memorable thing out of this £80/head lunch experience... More 

Thank R0x1
Lewes, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food for both diner and breakfast the next morning was the type you reminisce over years later. All locally sourced and made from scratch. Enough extra amuse-bouche to make you feel pampered and excellent service from the knowledgeable staff

Thank Nicola F
Henfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed dining in the restaurant last night. From the moment we arrived, to the moment we retired, we were treated royally by the team on duty who all looked after us especially well. In terms of the food, all the dishes we ordered were beautifully presented and were really delicious. The Sommelier’s advice on wine... More 

Thank charlestrace
Sussex, UK
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135 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We both had salmon to start followed by the beef which came with excellent duck fat chips. Puddings were lemon meringue pie and blackberry and apple crumble. All very good indeed, decent sized portions and impeccable service. The wine list is silly expensive - we both had a glass of OK Cab Sav at £12 per glass. A special word... More 

Thank MidSussex
Brighton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had pre-booked (essential) for lunch on what was a wet and windy January day. We were welcomed at the hotel entrance by the manager and escorted to a table in the bar for pre-lunch drinks, where the menus were provided to us. After a reasonable period a member of the restaurant staff came to explain the options and take orders.... More 

Thank Berlingo11
Essex , England
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

James, the restaurant manager, again very kindly arranged for me to have a pescatarian tasting menu. Each course was excellent in itself, but the overall arrangement of tastes and flavours was truly outstanding. The service as usual was faultless, so together with a wonderful setting (and seating plan) the whole evening again was well worth a lengthy drive.

Thank BrianCEssex_England

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$69 - US$93
British, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield RH17 5LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Cuckfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1444 416111
Ockenden Manor offers a superb fine dining experience in our beautiful dining room overlooking the gardens with stunning views of the South Downs National Park. Head Chef, Stephen Crane,serves some of the finest food in southern England incorporating the freshest ingredients, sourced locally in Sussex whenever possible. Guests have a choice of fixed price menus including Stephen's selected Sussex Menu or the gastronomic seven course Tasting Menu

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?